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JEE MAIN - B.ARCH Entrance Exam

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The B.Arch Entrance Exam is one of the most important examinations for aspiring architecture students. It is a highly competitive exam that tests candidates on their knowledge and aptitude in the field of architecture.

The B.Arch Entrance Exam is conducted by the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). The exam consists of two parts: a written exam and a drawing test.

The written exam tests candidates on their knowledge of basic principles of architecture, building construction, and design theory. The drawing test requires candidates to produce a set of drawings on given themes.

In order to succeed in the B.Arch Entrance Exam, candidates must have a good understanding of the fundamentals of architecture and design.

They should also have a good knowledge of the various materials used in construction, and the design principles that govern the application of these materials.

Candidates should also be familiar with the basics of drawing and sketching, as this is an important part of the exam. Furthermore, candidates should also be prepared for the time pressure of the exam.

Preparation is key to success in the B.Arch Entrance Exam, and candidates should take the time to study and make sure they are as prepared as possible.

With the right preparation and guidance, it is possible to succeed in the B.Arch Entrance Exam.

Good luck!



B. Arch Eligibility:

To study a full-time BArch course, candidates must possess the below eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have passed their 10+2 examination or equivalent with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

  • Must have secured a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category) in 10+2 or 

  • Should have passed 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State governments with 50% aggregate marks or

  • Should have completed their International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination.

Top B. Arch Entrance Exams:
  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) – One of the most popular architecture exams in India, NATA is conducted twice in a year, to give the eligibility factor for BArch admissions into the colleges. However, no common counseling is conducted and the candidates must apply individually to their preferred colleges. 
  • JEE Main Paper 2 – It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), JEE Main Paper 2 is an important Exam for B. Arch admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs and also other different private colleges.
  • Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) – To be eligible for AAT, the candidates will have to qualify for JEE Advanced 2021. Qualified candidates will be having opportunities to secure admission into the B. Arch courses offered by IITs. 
B. Arch Exam Pattern:
  • The exam will be conducted in computer-based and pen-paper mode.

  • JEE Main exam pattern for B. Arch Paper will include objectives (online) as well as drawing questions (offline).

  • Sections:

    • Part I – Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 10 numeric value based questions

    • Part II – Aptitude Test – 50 MCQs

    • Part III – Drawing Test – 2 Questions 

  • Total Number of Questions (Asked) 82 questions

  • Total Number of Questions (To be Answered) 77 questions (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2)

  • Candidates can answer 5 out of the 10 numerical value answer-based questions asked in Mathematics.

  • Exam Duration – 3 Hours

  • Exam Medium The question papers at all exam centers will be in Hindi and English. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.

  • Marking Scheme All questions in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be given for every correct response.  For JEE Main Drawing Test, marks will be allotted on the basis of the student’s drawing skills.

  • Negative Marking  For each wrong answer in MCQs, 1 mark will be deducted. Questions for which answers have a Numeric Value will be allotted 4 marks for every correct response, -1 with a negative marking in case of an incorrect answer.

B. Arch Exam Syllabus: JEE MAIN B. ARCH Syllabus (Mathematics):
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations

  • Matrices and determinants

  •  Sets, relations and functions

  •  Mathematical induction

  • Permutations and combinations

  • Mathematical reasoning

  • Limit, continuity and differentiability

  • Integral calculus

  • Three-dimensional geometry

  • Differential equations

  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications

  • Sequences and series

  • Vector algebra

  • Statistics and probability

  • Trigonometry

  • Coordinate geometry

JEE MAIN B. ARCH Syllabus (General Aptitude):

Part 1:

  • Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, and Materials.

  • Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build-environment.

  • Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings.

  • Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects.

  • Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

Part 2:

  • Three-dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, color texture, harmony and contrast, building forms and elements.

  • Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil.

  • Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, rotation subtraction, development of surfaces and volumes, elevations Generation of Plans and 3D views of objects.

  • Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

  • Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urban scape (monuments, public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces, etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.

JEE MAIN B. ARCH Syllabus (Drawing):
  • Drawing and Designing geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil

  • Transformation of forms in both 2D and 3D union

  • Elevation and 3D views of object’s rotation

  • Development of Surfaces and Volumes

  • Generation of Plan

  • Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms

  • Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes

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